Welcome GW Families New and Returning: Pot Luck, PTO Meeting Dates in 2014-2015 and new co-chair Lori Joseph.


Welcome new and returning families!

School starts on Wednesday, September 3rd.

There are so many great new things being planned this year.  For now, here is a brief update of what’s happening this week and a few other key items.


Rebecca Martin-Grenadier
GW Elementary School PTO


Back to School Night

The GW Elementary School will be hosting a “Back to School Night” Pot Luck Dinner (please bring a special dish to share) for Montessori’s Children’s House, E I and E II on Monday, August 25th 2014.

Parents are invited to visit their child’s classroom from 5:00pm – 5:30pm. The potluck dinner will be from 5:45pm – 7:00pm in the school cafeteria.

GW PTO Meetings in 2014/2015

This year, the GW PTO has scheduled its monthly meetings to occur on Tuesday  from 6-8pm. The dates are below so please place them in your calendar.

We are changing the format so to accommodate entire families WELCOMING all parents, children and grandparents alike.  To make it easy for you, we will provide CHILDCARE (at least two childcare providers each month), POTLOCK (bring a dish to share) and FOOD TRUCKS (when applicable).

JOIN US to become better informed on the goings-on in the school and district, to have fun and to build our GW community strong during the 2014/2015 school year.

Meetings will be held on Tuesday’s at 6:00pm in the GW Elementary School Art Room. Childcare in the school cafeteria.

September 9th
October 7th
November 4th
December 9th
January 13th
February 3rd
March 3rd
April 7th
May 5th
June 2nd

Welcome GW PTO Co-Chair Lori Joseph 

I am pleased to introduce the GW Elementary School PTO Co-Chair Lori Joseph who will also act as Secretary.

The GW PTO’s Co-Chair role is to support and shadow the PTO Chair so to become Chair the following year.

Lori is a mother of three and a dedicated PTO member. Welcome and thank you for your service to our school community.

“Help Schools, Help Kids!”. Hannaford School Dollars through December 1st, 2013.

Hannafords jpg


What began on September 1st and runs through December 1st, 2013 –  the GW Elementary School is participating in the ‘School Dollar’ program at Hannafords Grocery Stores.

Here’s how to participate.

1. Shop at Hannafords and choose from 700 participating products to help earn money for our school.

2. Earn school dollars – get 3 school dollars for every 4 participating products you purchase.

3. Deposit your school dollars in the collection tower in-store at the check-out line.



Please view the attached Hannafords School Dollar PDF  to learn more.


The GW Elementary School PTO Meets Wednesday, September 4th at 3:30pm


The GW Elementary School PTO will meet on Wednesday, September 4th from 3:30-5:00pm in the school cafeteria.

A draft agenda is attached . If you have other items you wish to add, please send them to Rebecca Martin at [email protected]

We hope you will come. Please share!




GW Elementary School PTO
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

1. Overview: Budget, Allocations and PTO Organization.

2. Teacher/School Needs: Survery

– Please have a look at this SURVEY. We need our teachers to take it so we can plan.

2. School Photos: October 8/9/10

3. Natural Playscape Project – Fall Visioning/Spring Plans

4. Purchases: Couches in lobby, Rug for Cafeteria “Reading Library”, Additional Soundclouds?

5. Fundraising and Grants

–   Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program (9/1 – 10/31)

–   Fall/Spring Event

–   Multi-cultural event (s)

–   Book Fair (new vendor?)

–   Flea Market

6. Committees: Yearbook? Newsletter/School Paper? Parent core?

7. Other items




Buenos días.

El PTO Escuela Primaria GW se reunirá el miércoles 4 de septiembre a las 3:30 pm en la cafetería de la escuela. Debemos terminar las 5:00 pm

A continuación se muestra un proyecto de orden del día. Si usted tiene otros elementos que desee agregar, simplemente pulsa ‘respuesta’ y enviarlos a mí.



PTO Escuela Primaria GW
Miércoles, 04 de septiembre 2013

1. Resumen: Presupuesto, Asignaciones y Organización PTO.

2. Necesidades de los maestros / Escuela: survery

– Por favor, eche un vistazo a esta encuesta. Necesitamos que nuestros maestros toman para que podamos planear.

2. Escuela Fotos: October 8/9/10

3. Proyecto Playscape Natural – Visión de otoño / Planes de primavera

4. Compras: sofás en el vestíbulo, Alfombrilla de Cafeteria “Library Reading”, Soundclouds adicionales?

5. Recaudación de Fondos y Donaciones

– Los niños de todo el programa School Foundation Garden Grant (9/1 – 10/31)

– Otoño / Primavera Evento

– Evento Multicultural (s)

– Feria del Libro (nuevo proveedor?)

– Mercado de las Pulgas

6. Comités Anuario? Boletín / periódico escolar? Núcleo de Padres?

7. Otros artículos

Back to School Night Pot Luck Dinner: All Hands On Deck!


The George Washington Elementary School hosts ‘Back to School Night’ Pot Luck Dinner for the Montessori Children’s House and Elementary I and II grades.  Please bring a dish to share.

WE COULD USE A HAND TO HELP DURING THE EVENING.  If you are available, please contact:  Rebecca Martin at: [email protected] or call 845 750 7295.



Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
5:00pm – 5:30pm:  Visit your child’s class
5:45 – 7:00pm:  Pot Luck Dinner




‘Back to School Night “The Washington anfitriones la Escuela Primaria George Pot Luck Dinner de la Casa de Niños Montessori y Elemental I y grado II. Favor de traer un plato para compartir.
Nos vendría bien una mano para ayudar durante la tarde. Si está disponible, por favor póngase en contacto con: Rebecca Martin en: [email protected] o llame al 845 750 7295


Martes, 03 de septiembre 2013
17:00-17:30: Visita a la clase de su hijo
5:45-19:00: Pot Luck Dinner